"This book consists of the five addresses given on consecutive evenings in the Sheldonian Theatre at Oxford during the Mission to the University in February 1986". -- Preface.
"Christians must come alive to the realities of the gospel, through the awareness which is the Holy Spirit's gift. They must reject everything that is dead and life destroying, and in mutual interchange and joyful response awaken to the life whose source is the dynamic, living God". -- back cover.
"The Spirit of God is at work to bring us to life, to make us more awake and aware, and so lead us to fresh discovery and a fresh response. He helps us to make connection by opening the doors of perception, generating a current of communication, opening the eyes. There is nothing in this earth more powerful or more revolutionary than a newly recognized idea, or a situation seen in a new way. This is why the Christian church, for all its institutional lethargy and its sorry concern for its own interests, continues to throw up men and woman who have seen an area of need, unrecognized before, or an injustice that none have challenged, and who will not be silenced". -- p. 4.
Contents: Preface -- Breath of Life -- More Dead than Alive -- In Him Was Life -- Resurrection -- The Living God -- Notes.
Colophon: Typeset by Gloucester Typesetting Services, and printed in Great Britain by Richard Clay (The Chaucer Press) plc, Bungay, Suffolk.
Author "was until recently the [Church of England] Bishop of Winchester". -- back cover.